Elsecar’s Historic Past in 10 Images

Elsecar is an industrial village in South Yorkshire to the south of Barnsley. The village, its heritage centre and the surrounding landscape has been one of Historic England’s Heritage Action Zones since 2017. Read more

7 Abandoned Villages That Can Teach Us About Medieval Life

In the medieval countryside people lived in a very wide variety of settlement types, from individual farms, through hamlets of a few households, to much larger villages. There were also temporary or seasonal abodes in outlying places associated with activities like summer grazing of the uplands. Here we look at 7 abandoned villages that can tell us about Medieval life. 1. Little Oxendon, Northamptonshire The classic layout of a medieval village. The long groove running left to right formed theRead more